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Free TP for BTTF Anniversary

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

I didn’t realize it until a few hours ago, but today is the 27th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Back to the Future.

In honor of this red letter date in the history of cinema, the Amazon Kindle eBook of Timely Persuasion will be FREE on July 4th.

(If only I had a time machine to make it free on the 3rd…)

Tangentially related:

Timely Persuasion is a rock and roll time travel tale.  The narrator is a washed up music critic who tends to speak in song lyrics.  In honor of this promotion (and the birth of our great nation), he might reference the following:

Fourth of July — with Lucy in sky — I remember pine trees and the coat of many colors.  It was Independence Day…

Maybe I’ll call or write you a letter.  Maybe we’ll see on the fourth of July…

Don’t say we never tried, Miss Fourth of July…

Saturday, in the park, I think it was the fourth of July…

What ever happened I apologize.  So dry your tears and baby walk outside.  It’s the fourth of July…

Where do bad folks go when they die?  They don’t go to heaven where the angels fly.  They go to a lake of fire and fry.  Won’t see ’em again ’til the fourth of July…

I should go out and honk the horn, it’s Independence Day…

I can remember the Fourth of July runnin’ through the backwood bare…

Jesus the Mexican Boy, born in a truck on the fourth of July…

Na, na, na, na, na, baby…

Bonus! — Tangentially relevant excerpt from the book:

The best way to figure out anything is to try it again.  How?  I was just thinking about that 270 game, and then I was there.  Where to now?  My mind was a blank slate, waiting for the thoughts to come.

Birthday!

Fourth of July!  

Christmas!

Leap year!

Nothing.

Figuring I wasn’t thinking hard enough, I got up and dug through my desk.  Eventually I found a word of the day calendar that hadn’t been changed since late January and randomly flipped to a page.  March eleventh.  The word was blink, as in “I’ll be back in a blink.”  Sounded good to me.  Let’s blink!

Happy fourth everyone!

Timely Persuasion eBook on Kindle – FREE on July 4, 2012!